Every have one of those things happen in your life where you thought you were prepared and you did all the research and then it happens and you had absolutely no idea what you were getting into and now you're completely freaking out? First year teaching, man. Whoa. I started my job on January 19, … Continue reading The Silent Week.
So here we are, friends. 11 classes, 275 students, and 79 batches of GAK later, and I’m finally staring down the last week of my student teaching experience. After the first week, I wrote some tips for survival. They were all true and exceedingly helpful. But oh, how much I’ve learned in the last few … Continue reading The End of the Road | Internship Recap
A couple weeks ago I was leaving school at the end of an incredibly long day. It was dark and had been raining; the yellowish glow of sodium lights cast a vaguely mysterious haze over the glistening parking lot. At any moment I felt someone may step out from the shadows and begin reciting Prufrock. … Continue reading Does the Universe Dare Disturb Me? Apparently.
I come from a family of people who are, by nature, procrastinators. It always starts so well, usually with some sort of list. We outline the very logical and manageable steps to meet our goal with plenty of time to spare. Then, life. Suddenly, the absolute deadline is upon us and it's all hands on deck … Continue reading Zen and the Art of Painting
One morning, I hit a deer on my way to work. Understandably, I was a bit scattered when I walked in the front door of my school. A student immediately cornered me for help on his Atoms and Period Table study guide for the test I'm giving on Wednesday while another student tried to explain why … Continue reading Drink the coffee and do the things | Leaving your baggage at the door
Okay, I have a confession. I LOVE GRAMMAR. Call me a Grammar Nazi, or judge me for being annoying, but this is who I am. I like words. I like the way the same 26 letters (in English) can be arranged again and again to create beautiful phrases that inspire and excited and evoke emotions. … Continue reading Nerds Gone Wild | Confessions of a Grammar Nazi
Saturday, Mom and I hosted a yard sale. Yard sales. The very term brings back memories of waking up on a Saturday morning to find my parents had been awake since before dawn and were selling all of my toys. It should have been traumatic, but there were always donuts, so I got over it. … Continue reading How much do you want for this? | A guide to stress free yard sales
Stop me if you've heard this one: Woman complains to man. Man tries to offer solutions to fix woman's problem. Woman gets mad at man because she just wanted him to listen. Many gets confused and frustrated because woman is acting crazy. Somebody (Jason Headley) made a short movie about it. https://youtu.be/-4EDhdAHrOg</embed> The scary part? … Continue reading It’s not about the nail | Understanding women
1) In one of my many jobs, I work for my dear and sweet friend Kristi who is, in addition to being an awesome mom and volunteer of the year at her daughter's elementary school, a therapist. Today, I was sitting in the office, tap tap tapping away at the keyboard as a waded through the … Continue reading day 18 | Monday Musings | of the boss lady, and doing what the kids do…
I run. I do not like to run, but I do it, because someone, somewhere convinced me that it was good for you. There are different types of runners: sprinters, weekend joggers, marathon runners. Then there's me: Slow and reluctant. I start with the best of intentions. I think - I'm going to go running! … Continue reading day 17 | Run like you mean it!